Ann B. Kneeland, J.D., Beyond Toxics President
Ann is a solo practice attorney focusing on environmental, land use, and civil commitment law. She graduated from Georgetown University Law Center and is a member of Oregon and California (inactive) bars. She is a Eugene Planning Commissioner and a founding member of Seeking Out Democracy, a Junction City-based human dignity group. She is a strong advocate of equal access to justice.
Michelle Holman, Beyond Toxics Vice President
Michelle Holman is a sculptor and organic gardener. As a resident of rural Oregon, she has been involved in the fight to eliminate the use of herbicides in our forests for more that 30 years. She serves on the Mapleton School Board and is co-founder of an NGO that feeds school children in Savanna la Mar, Jamaica.
Gwyneth Iredale, Beyond Toxics Secretary
Gwyneth’s work experience spans the business side of book publishing, graphic design/corporate identity in New York City to software development and website applications in San Francisco and now here in Eugene. Her professional career has spanned many key roles and helped her build a broad range of skills, including Director of Marketing, Director of Public Relations, Director of Business Development and Senior Sales Consultant. Gwyneth attended Hamilton College and Pratt Institute, lives in Eugene with her two children and enjoys running, gardening and painting.
A native Texan, Carlos is a descendant of the original Spanish colonists from the mid 1600′s. After retiring from electrical contracting in 1999, Carlos became involved in community service and neighborhood issues. He is co-chair of his neighborhood association and their representative to the Neighborhood Leaders Council, is a board member of Eugene Neighbors, Inc., and serves as an active advisor to several other boards. He volunteers with Autism Rocks, is an advocate for disability access, and is an avid recycler. He enjoys hiking, sailing, Frisbee, photography, wood working, the arts, and treasure hunting at estate sales and in dumpsters.
Shawn Donnille, former Beyond Toxics President and co-owner of Mountain Rose Herbs
Shawn is closely linked with the natural products industry in the state of Oregon through his company Mountain Rose Herbs, which is a processor and supplier of organic herbs, spices, teas and essential oils with both retail and bulk distribution divisions. His specialty is in riparian health and aquatic eco-systems and he assists the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife with their Salmon-Trout Enhancement Program and currently he oversees the Mountain Rose River Project which conducts water quality sampling, river monitoring, riparian restoration, and stream enhancement projects.
Kat Herrera currently works at Centro Latino Americano, coordinating the behavioral health services programs for Latino families. She grew up in Texas, earning her Bachelor’s of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising from the University of Houston. Coming from an environmental justice background, Kat has worked closely with disproportionately affected neighborhoods subjected to unchecked pollution. Kat hopes to bridge generational gaps within the environmental movement. She is also a painter and plays for the Eugene Women’s Rugby Team, the Eugene Reign.
Carla Hervert, RN, MS
Carla is a registered nurse and exercise physiologist, and has worked in the healthcare field for over 30 years. She currently works at RiverBend Hospital as a cardiac and pulmonary educator. Carla has worked on several campaigns for human and environmental health, including cessation of field burning, and is currently helping with the West Eugene Industrial Corridor Environmental Health Project, presenting asthma clinics to the residents of West Eugene.
Carla and her husband enjoy various outdoor activities, and have hiked thousands of miles in the Pacific Northwest since relocating 14 years ago. While on these explorations, their love of nature photography has grown. They continually strive to capture the magnificence of Oregon’s diverse landscape, hoping to inspire others to care for our wild places.
Tom Kerns, PhD
Dr. Kerns is a semi-retired Philosophy professor at Seattle Community College who teaches online courses, including Intro to Bioethics and Environment and Human Rights. Author of Environmentally Induced Illnesses: Ethics, Risk Assessment and Human Rights (McFarland, 2001). Served as commissioner on the New Zealand People’s Inquiry (2006). Tom is also Executive Director of Environment and Human Rights Advisory and Board member of Concerned Citizens for Clean Air.
Roberta (Bobbi) Lindberg, JD, MS
Bobbi is a retired water quality specialist who maintains her interest in the water quality of Oregon’s coastal basins. Her work for the state DEQ began in 1993 after she received an MS degree from OSU’s College of Oceanographic and Atmospheric Sciences. Before that, she was a Legal Aid attorney, for 12 years in Lane County, Oregon, and five years directing Micronesian Legal Services’ Pohnpei office in the Western Pacific, where she also pursued her dreams of scuba diving and living on a tropical island.
Beyond Toxics Advisory Board
Bob Amundson, Ph.D., Air Toxics Specialist (Portland)
Richard Barnhart, M.D. (Coburg)
Christine Cameron, Graphic Design, owner of Cameron & Company (Eugene)
Josefina Cano, Madres para la Salud/Mothers for Health (West Eugene)
Nancy Crumpacker, M.D. (Portland)
Lynn Fessenden, Ph.D. Willamette Farm and Food Coalition (Junction City)
Don Francis, owner of Ecotech, LLC (Portland)
David Funk, co-owner of Bell+Funk (Eugene)
Jim Goes, Ph.D., Public Health (Cottage Grove)
Anita Johnson, Media (Eugene)
Marcela Mendoza, Ph.D., Centro LatinoAmericano (Eugene)
Ed Meza, owner of Swedish Engineering Auto Repair (Eugene)
David Monk, retired (Eugene)
Kari Norgaard, Ph.D. UO Department of Sociology (Eugene)
Mary O’Brien, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Botanist (Utah)
Margarito Palacios, Small Farmers Project (Eugene)
Randy Phelps, M.D./Ph.D., OHSU/UO Early Child Development (Eugene & Portland)
Doug Quirk, Environmental Attorney (Eugene)
Mark Reed, Ph.D., Geologist, UO Department of Geology (Eugene)
Debra Schlenoff, Conservation Chair at Lane Audubon Society (Eugene)
Tom Schneider, retired (Portland)
Mariahm Stephenson, Oregon Commission for Women (Beaverton)
Jan Wilson, Land Use Attorney (Eugene)